The chapter opens with the two young men discussing their plans for the day. They decide to go for a walk and then return to the sect. The narrator asks the young men if they would like to visit a college nearby. The young men agree, and the narrator tells them that there is one called Penen College, which is located in a nearby town. The two men decide to visit the college, but the narrator warns them not to get too excited, as there will be many people at the party, and they will not be able to enjoy themselves. He tells the men that he often saw them drink alone on the roof and look out at the night sky.